Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What is with this kid?


Dear Mr. Target man,

Please relax. My mommy won't sue you. I promise. It was sweet of you to be so concerned when I fell out of the cart headfirst, but it wasn't Target's fault. It was mine. Well, I am only 2 so maybe it's partly Mommy's fault, too. To give her credit, she did tell me & my friend to sit down multiple times. We didn't listen very well. When she stopped the cart and that wonderful toy that we could play with was almost within my reach, well, I just couldn't resist reaching out to touch it. Only I couldn't quite reach it so I stretched just a little further. Unfortunately, gravity came into play and down I went onto the hard floor.

I was just really upset about not being able to play with the toy; Mommy was the one who was so upset about the HUGE knot on my forehead. She couldn't hardly look at it without being sick. Of course, I couldn't see it but Mommy and her friend said it was REALLY big! You kept asking Mommy if I was okay so I guess you must have thought it was big, too!

Mommy asked you to get me some ice but I don't know why because I didn't want her putting that cold stuff on me. What was she thinking?!? Mommy's friend was a little freaked out by the whole experience too so she called my doctor for me and even dropped her kids off with another friend so she could meet us at the doctor. That was sweet of her!

By the time she got there, he was already done telling Mommy that I was okay. He didn't want to do a dog scan~or was it a cat scan???~on me unless I threw up, passed out, or had neurological problems....whatever that is! He gave me some Motrin and sent us on our way. Of course, not before he laughed at my shoplifting story.

Yeah, Mr. Target man, amidst all the confusion I accidentally left the store without paying for a toy. Mommy's friend had given me & her little boy a toy to hold while they shopped. Only I forgot to let go of it when we left and Mommy didn't notice it until I was sitting in my car seat. She was kinda goofy with worry by that point so she looked around to see if anyone was going into the store who could take it back in. She didn't see anyone so she just tossed it into one of the shopping baskets that was in the parking lot. I hope it got back to where it belonged. Mommy knows it's wrong to steal and she didn't mean to let me do it.

So, Mr. Target man, thank you for being concerned. Mommy really thinks it was mostly out of concern for being sued but we take responsibility. Mommy should have watched me better and I should have listened better. The doctor said usually you make people fill out accident reports but I guess you knew Mommy was too upset to do that coherently. Don't worry, we'll be back sometime soon! Here are some pictures of what I look like a few hours later. Mommy said it's already gone down but spread out quite a bit. I may be a bruised ballerina for Halloween! Hey, did I tell you Mommy bought me a Happy Meal to make me feel better?!?! That's why you see ketchup on my mouth in the picture. Oh, and don't worry. The doctor scoffed at the idea of reporting Mommy to those people who investigate parents whose kids have a lot of accidents. After all, the first one is recorded on videotape! He knows I'm just a 2 year old who messes up!Really, I'm still more concerned about being able to go back and play with the toy I was reaching for......

Love,
Katie Brooklyn

12 comments:

Deana Nall said...

Oh...my...GOODNESS. I'm so glad she is OK!

That bump is something else. Have you considered drawing a red Target bullseye on it?

erin said...

I am so glad she's ok, too.
However, with your writing prowess, I can't help but laugh. My goodness, that is a big goose egg.
THAT KATIE! WHAT WILL WE DO WITH HER?

TMK said...

Poor thing! That is a huge golf ball knot on there! I love the post though. Cute way to post about it.

Alissa said...

Looks an awful lot like Alora's big goose egg when she did the splits on the recliners at my in-laws' house. It is scary to see the knot come up so fast, but it is really nice to know that it is going down pretty fast too. So glad that she is ok. Apparently their heads are the hardest places on their bodies...literally and figuratively...

janjanmom said...

Come on, mail it in!!

Glad all is well!

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Chase did that same thing when he was a toddler. It is so scary to watch. Glad she is okay. That is a bump to be proud of!

Kristen said...

Oh my! What a big knot on her sweet head. Glad that she is okay and no worse for the wear!

erin said...

Jacinda,
Does your mom have any more twin beds like Katie's at her antique booth? I'm looking for something like that.
Erin

Malia said...

I remember one day at Kroger, Boo-boo was probably around 9 months old, big enough to sit in the front of the cart with the seatbelt around him and Sweetpea was 5. I was looking at some medicine in the pharmacy and Sweetpea hoisted herself up on the front of the cart so that she was holding onto the handbar and facing Boo-boo. Well, that made the cart kind of top heavy and down they came with Sweetpea pinned to the ground under the cart and Boo-boo sort of hanging in the seat held back by the seatbelt (so glad the seatbelt was on!)!!!! Fortunately neither of them were harmed. It mainly just scared the living daylights out of me!

elizabeth said...

Poor baby! Who knew that Target could be such a dangerous place! I love that you wrote that it was partly Mommy's fault. My mother always says that everything is "Mommy's fault" when they are that age!

Erica said...

Poor Katie and poor Mommy! I would have been beside myself too. Hope she is doing well and healing fast:)

Miss Hope said...

Oh, Jacinda, what are we going to do with these two year olds we have!?!

Fred and I have already decided we're going to give Vitt plastic surgery for a graduation present. At the rate he's going...he'll need it!!

I'm so glad she's okay. My ex-husband works for EMS and he's always told me that children are made partly from elastic and rubber until they hit the teen years! LOL.